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Senior Center to Begin Gradual Opening!

Here we go! We are going to begin the gradual opening of the Senior Center this month—FINALLY. YAY! During this month; we will be open, by reservation, for activities.

Grab & Go lunches are now available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Due to social distancing, you must sign up the day before for the activities offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We ask that you consider others and limit yourself to one activity per week as everyone is anxious to come back, but we are limited with space. You will be required to wear a mask. We will take your temperature when you arrive, and we ask that you maintain six feet of distance between yourself and anyone else. The Library will be open by appointment only.

We will also be offering transportation to the grocery store. Again, due to social distancing, we are limited to the number of people we can take at one time.

It’s not back to “normal” yet, but we are headed in that direction and appreciate your patience while we maneuver these unprecedented times.

Starting Monday, April 5 we will start grocery-shopping trips to Enfield every day of the week. Pick up begins 8:30 a.m. You will have one hour at the store of your choice. Seats are limited. You must wear a mask and there is a three bag limit per person. Call 860-668-3844 with your reservation request at least 24 hours in advance. For Monday pick up, please call Friday morning. You will be COVID-19 prescreened the morning of your reservation.

You must sign up for all activities the day before. You will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distance of six feet.

Library—Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 8 a.m.—3 p.m. by appointment only.

Chair Stretch & Strength—Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Stronger Seniors Stretch and Strength on DVD with Anne Pringle Burnell. Stretching, aerobics, strength training, and balance. Improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, heart health, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and a mask.

We!Connect—Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Have fun with relationship and communication building with a group of socially distanced people. We talk about things like what is the most adventurous thing you have ever done or what is the strangest food you have ever eaten! You must wear a mask. Learn some things about others and maybe even yourself!

Good Guess Trivia—Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Race to unriddle fascinating clues about everyday people, places and things. The game is part riddle, part trivia and part sound logical reasoning. Please wear a mask.

Chair Yoga DVD with Nadia Narain—Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Increase mobility and flexibility! Please wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and a mask.

AARP Smart Driver Course Online—website: use promo code DRIVINGSKILLS to receive a 25% discount. In-person classes are expected to resume in September.

Virtual Exercise with Kathy Matchett—Tuesdays: Strength Class (upper and lower body) utilizing light weights; Thursdays: Gentle Yoga Class. 5 p.m.—5:45 p.m. on Zoom. $30 for the session (15 classes) session begins mid-April. Access to Zoom is required, prior experience of exercising is required, and prior experience of taking yoga is highly recommended. As with any fitness class, you should have your doctor’s permission to exercise. If interested, contact Kathy Matchett at

Virtual Bingo with Nicole Matson from Home Helpers on April 29 at 11 a.m. Please email Nicole by April 20 with your home address and under subject: Suffield Bingo. She will mail you a bingo card and email you the Zoom invite for the game. All you must do is accept the invite with your email and be ready with your computer open to your email on April 29 at 11 a.m. to join the game. If you win, Nicole will either deliver or mail the prize to you. Any questions, please feel free to call Nicole at 860-810-6123. 

Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus

145 Bridge Street

Suffield, CT 06078

(860) 668–8830




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